Patient Blood Management: “Changing the Transfusion Paradigm”

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Dr Jonathan Waters is currently a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh; Chief of the Division of Anesthesiology at Magee-Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; and, a member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. In addition, he is Medical Director of the Patient Blood Management program of UPMC and Medical Director of the Blood Management Division for Procirca, Inc. which is a UPMC owned Biomedical Engineering Company. His areas of expertise primarily focus on transfusion management, blood salvage and obstetrics. He has been federally funded to support investigation in these areas with over 100 peer-reviewed publications as well as four books on the topic of blood management. In addition to conducting research, he has served on the editorial board of the journal, Transfusion, and is currently serving as an Associate Editor. He is a past president of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the AABB. Between 2007 and 2011, he co-chaired the blood management technical advisory panel for the Joint Commission which developed performance measures related to blood management. He now serves as chair of a technical advisory panel to make these measures electronic continuous quality measures.

Presentation: 55 minutes